Ganjiang

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Warming
07-W-03

Fuzi / Rougui / Ganjiang / Wuzhuyu

Rh Zingiberis Officinalis / Ganjiang


CHINESE : GANJIANG
LATIN : Rh Zingiberis Officinalis
ENGLISH : Dried Ginger
TRIVIAL : Dried Ginger

CATEGORY  : Warming
Properties: Acrid. Hot
Channels : Ht, Lu, Sp, St


ACTIONS
Warms Middle Jiao and Upper Jiao; comparable to moxa Ren.12, Bl.13 or Lu.1: cold pain in Sp. Moves, but not recklessly. Expels Cold, rescues devastated Yang. Warms Lu and transforms Phlegm.
Cold person frozen to one idea, who cannot change to other ideas. Persons protect themselves with water, phlegm as a kind of defense: fear of sadness of loosing. Having lots of friends and still being lonely; having the feeling of sadness.


INDICATIONS
Watery, clear, cold phlegm, asthma. Very weak Pulse and Cold limbs. Yang xu with hemorrhage; especially uterine bleeding (only if it is chronic and cold limbs, ashen face and soggy, thin Pulse)


CONTRA-INDICATIONS
Yin xu with Heat signs, reckless movement of hot blood.
Cautious during pregnancy.


FORMULAS
Huang Lian Tang

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